US4678264A - Electrical and fiber optic connector assembly - Google Patents

Electrical and fiber optic connector assembly Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US4678264A
US4678264A US06784275 US78427585A US4678264A US 4678264 A US4678264 A US 4678264A US 06784275 US06784275 US 06784275 US 78427585 A US78427585 A US 78427585A US 4678264 A US4678264 A US 4678264A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
electrical
fiber optic
housing
respective
fiber
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Fee Related
Application number
US06784275
Inventor
Terry P. Bowen
Douglas W. Glover
Charles D. Hoover
John H. Huber
Ronald R. Schaffer
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
AMP Inc
Original Assignee
AMP Inc
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RLINE CONNECTORS; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R12/00Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, specially adapted for printed circuits, e.g. printed circuit boards [PCBs], flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Coupling devices specially adapted for printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures; Terminals specially adapted for contact with, or insertion into, printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures
    • H01R12/70Coupling devices
    • H01R12/77Coupling devices for flexible printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables or like structures
    • H01R12/79Coupling devices for flexible printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables or like structures connecting to rigid printed circuits or like structures
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/38Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means
    • G02B6/3807Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs
    • G02B6/381Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs of the ferrule type, e.g. fibre ends embedded in ferrules, connecting a pair of fibres
    • G02B6/3817Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs of the ferrule type, e.g. fibre ends embedded in ferrules, connecting a pair of fibres containing optical and electrical conductors
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/42Coupling light guides with opto-electronic elements
    • G02B6/4201Packages, e.g. shape, construction, internal or external details
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/42Coupling light guides with opto-electronic elements
    • G02B6/4201Packages, e.g. shape, construction, internal or external details
    • G02B6/4246Bidirectionally operating package structures
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/42Coupling light guides with opto-electronic elements
    • G02B6/4292Coupling light guides with opto-electronic elements the light guide being disconnectable from the opto-electronic element, e.g. mutually self aligning arrangements
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/38Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means
    • G02B6/3807Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs
    • G02B6/3887Anchoring optical cables to connector housings, e.g. strain relief features, bending protection
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/38Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means
    • G02B6/3807Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs
    • G02B6/389Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs characterised by the method of fastening connecting plugs and sockets, e.g. screw- or nut-lock, snap-in, bayonet type
    • G02B6/3893Push-pull type, e.g. snap-in, push-on
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RLINE CONNECTORS; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R4/00Electrically-conductive connections between two or more conductive members in direct contact and means for effecting or maintaining such contact
    • H01R4/24Connections using contact members penetrating or cutting insulation or cable strands
    • H01R4/2416Connections using contact members penetrating or cutting insulation or cable strands the contact members having insulation-cutting edges, e.g. of tuning fork type
    • H01R4/2445Connections using contact members penetrating or cutting insulation or cable strands the contact members having insulation-cutting edges, e.g. of tuning fork type the contact members having additional means acting on the insulation or the wire, e.g. additional insulation penetrating means, strain relief means or wire cutting knives
    • H01R4/2462Connections using contact members penetrating or cutting insulation or cable strands the contact members having insulation-cutting edges, e.g. of tuning fork type the contact members having additional means acting on the insulation or the wire, e.g. additional insulation penetrating means, strain relief means or wire cutting knives the contact members being in a slotted bent configuration, e.g. slotted bight

Abstract

An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly terminates the electrical conductors and fiber optic transmission members of a cable so that the electrical conductors are electrically connected to electrical terminals latchably mounted in a housing member and for electrical connection to electrical paths of a circuit board and the fiber optic transmission members are optically connected to transmitting and sensing photoelectric devices which are mounted in the housing member and also electrically connected to electrical terminals latchably mounted in the housing member for electrical connection to electrical paths of the circuit board.

Description

This is a continuation of application Ser. No. 480,569, filed Mar. 30, 1983, now abandoned.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to connector assemblies and more particularly to electrical and fiber optic connector assemblies.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Fiber optic transmission members are being used in increasing numbers in conjunction with photoelectric devices as part of transmitter and receiver packages for connection with or as part of electronic circuitry of electronic equipment. The cables in which the fiber optic transmission members are disposed can also include electrical conductors for supplying electrical power at different voltage levels to the electronic circuits including the electro-optic devices. The electrical conductors can also provide strengthening members for the cable to protect the fiber optic transmission members.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly is needed to terminate the electrical conductors and fiber optic transmission members of such a cable so that the electrical conductors are electrically connected to electrical terminals latchably mounted in a housing member and for electrical connection to electrical pads of a circuit board, and the fiber optic transmission members are optically connected to transmitting and sensing photoelectric devices which are mounted in the housing member and also electrically connected to electrical terminals latchably mounted in the housing member for electrical connection to electrical pads of the circuit board.

The connector assembly can also take the form of terminating the electrical conductors and fiber optic transmission members of the cable to electrical terminals and fiber optic terminals of a first housing member which is matable with a second housing member mounted onto a circuit board.

The connector assembly can further take the form of a stacking arrangement with a first housing member mounted on a mother board in which second housing members are latchably mounted, the second housing members are terminated to respective cables, and the electrical conductors and fiber optic transmission members thereof are terminated to respective electrical terminals and fiber optic terminals in the second housing members. Photoelectric members are mounted in a third housing member located on a daughter board and the third housing member is matable with the first housing member so that the photoelectric members are coupled with the respective fiber optic terminals of the second housing members.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS.

FIG. 1 is an exploded and perspective view of the parts of a right-angled connector assembly for terminating the electrical and optical conductors of a cable, and the photoelectric devices.

FIG. 2 is a view of the connector assembly of FIG. 1 in an assembled condition terminated to the cable and connected to a circuit board.

FIG. 3 is a longitudinal section view of FIG. 2 with the circuit board exploded therefrom.

FIG. 4 is an exploded and perspective view of the parts of an alternative embodiment of a connector assembly.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of FIG. 4 in an assembled condition.

FIG. 6 is an exploded to longitudinal section view of FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is a side longitudinal section view of FIG. 6.

FIG. 7A is an enlarged view of the terminating member for the fiber optic transmission member.

FIG. 8 is an exploded and perspective view of the parts of a further embodiment of the connector assembly.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of FIG. 8 in an assembled condition.

FIG. 10 is an exploded top longitudinal section view of FIG. 9.

FIG. 11 is a top longitudinal section view of FIG. 9,

FIG. 12 is a side longitudinal section view of FIG. 10.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

An L-shaped electrical and fiber optic connector assembly 10 is shown in FIGS. 1 through 3 and includes a housing member 12 and a cable 14. Housing member 12 comprises an L-shaped member 16 and a cover member 18 which are molded from a suitable dielectric material. Terminal-receiving passageways 20 and 22 extend through section 24 of member 16 and they communicate with an opening 26 extending into section 24 from a mating face thereacross. Passageways 20 extend into conductor-receiving termination passageways 28 in section 30 of member 16. Passageways 28 communicate with a cable-receiving channel 32 along which parallel projections 34 extend.

Projections 36 extend outwardly from the top of member 16 and are spaced from one another to define device-receiving cavities in which light-transmitting member 38 and light-receiving member 40 are disposed against surfaces 42 to limit their movement within the cavities. Members 38 and 40 are conventional photoelectric devices and they are packaged in dielectric housing members 44 from which extend electrical leads 46 that are terminated to electrical terminals 48. Electrical leads 46 with electrical terminals 48 terminated thereto are positioned in respective passageways 22 when members 38 and 40 are positioned within their respective cavities against surfaces 42 with lances 50 of electrical terminals 48 engaging surfaces 52 in opening 26 while lugs 54 of electrical terminals 48 engage stop surfaces 56 in passageways 22 thereby latchably securing electrical terminals 48 in position in passageway 22 so that cantilever contact members 58 of electrical terminals 48 are disposed in opening 26.

Cable 14 has a multiplicity of stranded electrical conductors 60 positioned in insulated relationship from one another within dielectric jacket 62. Fiber optic transmission members 64 are disposed between adjacent electrical conductors 60 within jacket 62 and they can be made of plastic material or glass material clad with a coating to protect them. Electrical conductors 60 are terminated to electrical terminals 48 which are secured in passageways 20 by lugs 54 engaging stop surfaces 66 in passageways 20 and lances 50 engaging surfaces 52 in opening 26. Electrical conductors extend along respective passageways 28 in section 30 with dielectric jacket 62 being disposed in channel 32 as shown in FIG. 3.

The ends of fiber optic transmission members 64 are secured in fiber-connecting means such as openings of annular projections 68 of housing members 44 of light-transmitting member 38 and light-receiving member 40 by means of an adhesive material so that the ends of transmission members 64 are properly positioned relative to and optically connected to the photoelectric members thereof. Transmission members 64 are disposed in fiber-receiving passageways 29 in section 30 of member 16. As can be discerned, the terminated transmission members 64 have sufficient play so as not to place any stresses on the transmission members when members 38 and 40 are positioned in their respective cavities.

Cover member 18 has openings 70 which cooperate with projections 72 of member 16 to hingedly connect cover member 18 to member 16 and flexible integral latching members 74 are disposed in recesses 76 of section 30 and latchably engage latching projections 78 thereby latchably securing cover member 18 on member 16 as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3.

Cover member 18 has a projection 80 which is positioned between projections 34 in channel 32 so that projections 34 and 80 dig into jacket 62 as shown in FIG. 3 thereby providing a strain relief for cable 14. Cover member 18 also maintains electrical conductors in passageways 28 and transmission members 64 in passageways 29. The configuration of jacket 62 and channel 32 are complementary with sloping sides to polarize positioning of cable 14 in channel 32 so that conductors 62 and transmission members 64 will be properly connected.

Connector assembly 10 is now connectable onto an edge portion 82 containing electrical pads 84 of a circuit board 86 with edge portion 82 being positioned within opening 26 so that cantilever contact members 58 are electrically connected with respective electrical pads 84. A dove-tailed section of keying member 88 is positioned within a complementary recess 90 in section 24. A number of recesses 90 are disposed along section 24 so that keying member 88 can be positioned in selected ones thereof so that keying member 88 in conjunction with projection 92 will mate with recesses 94 in a panel 96 thereby polarizing the connection of connector assembly 10 with circuit board 86.

FIGS. 4 through 7 illustrate connector assembly 98 which is an alternative embodiment of the invention and which includes dielectric receptacle housing member 100 and dielectric plug housing assembly 102 axially matable therewith. Receptacle member 100 is secured onto a circuit board 104 to which tab-like electrical bus bars 106, light-transmitting device 108 and light-receiving device 110 are electrically connected. Bus bars 106 extend through receptacle housing member 100 and the top ends thereof are disposed in slots 112 of receptacle housing member 100. Light-transmitting device 108 is disposed in a profile bore 114 of receptacle housing member 100 whereas light-receiving device 110 is disposed in profiled bore 116 as best shown in FIGS. 6 and 7. Profiled bores 114 and 116 are in communication with plug-receiving cavity 118 of receptacle housing member 100 at the rear thereof which defines a receptacle connection interface, along which interface bus bars 106 are vertically disposed. Latching recesses 120 are located in the sides of receptacle housing member 100. Electrical probes can be readily inserted in slots 112 to test the condition of bus bars 106.

Plug housing assembly 102 comprises a plug housing member 122 and a cover member 124. Plug housing member 122 has terminal-receiving areas 126 and conductor-receiving passageways 128 in communication therewith. Passageways 128 are in communication with a cable-receiving channel 130 which has a recess 132 extending thereacross.

Electrical terminals 134 have terminating sections 136 in the form of spaced transverse slotted beams that are terminated to electrical conductors 138 of cable 140 whereafter the electrical terminals 134 are positioned in terminal-receiving areas 126 with electrical conductors 138 disposed in passageways 128. Forked contact sections 142 of electrical terminals 134 are in alignment with bus-receiving slots 144 at the front end of plug housing member 122, the entrances to slots 144 being beveled as shown in FIG. 6. The front end of plug housing member 122 comprises a connector interface thereof.

Fiber optic transmission members 146 of either clad coated plastic or glass of cable 140 are disposed in fiber-receiving passageways 148 of plug housing member 122 and transmission members 146 extend through bores 150 at the front end of member 122 with the ends of transmission members 146 being positioned within a fiber end-receiving means comprising axially extending channels 151 (as shown in FIG. 7A) of paired semicylindrical projections 152 which are spaced from one another and the ends of transmission members 146 are disposed in the plane of the outer ends of projections 152. A suitable adhesive is utilized in bores 150 to secure transmission members 146 therein. Bumps 153 are located on the exterior surfaces of projections 152 and spaced therearound.

Cover member 124 has L-shaped projections 154 which are matable within channels 156 in communication with slots 158 of plug housing member 122 to hingeably mount cover plug housing member 124 onto section 122 and integral flexible latching members 160 are disposed in slots 162 and latchably engage onto latching projections 164 therein thereby latchably securing cover member 124 in position on plug housing member 122 as shown in FIGS. 5 and 7. The inside surface of cover member 124 includes spaced projections that extend into each of terminal-receiving areas 126 on each side of terminating sections 136 to thereby maintain electrical conductors 138 within the slots of terminating sections 136. Cover member 124 also maintains transmission members 146 in passageways 128 and they have freedom of movement therein. Bus-receiving slots 168 are also located in cover member 124 in correspondence with bus-receiving slots 144 of plug-housing member 122. Integral flexible latching arms 170 extend outwardly from the sides of plug housing member 122 and extend rearwardly therealong to free ends. Latching arms 170 contain projections 172 for matable engagement with respective latching recesses 120 in receptacle housing 100 when plug housing assembly 102 is axially received within plug-receiving cavity 118 of receptacle housing 100. When plug housing assembly 102 assembled to cable 140 is received into receptacle housing 100, semicylindrical projections 152 to be disposed within small sections 174 (shown in FIGS. 7 and 7A) of profiled bores 114 and 116 so that small bore sections 174 cause semicylindrical projections 152 to clamp onto and center fiber optic transmission members 146 relative to the axis of bores 114 and 116 via the action of bumps 153 and the ends of the transmission members are positioned against light-transmitting device 108 and light-receiving device 110. Bus bars 106 are disposed within slots 144 and 168 of plug housing assembly 102 and are axially aligned so that forked contact sections 142 of electrical terminals 134 are electrically connected therewith. A projection 176 of cover member 124 opposite recess 132 cable-receiving channel 130 forces a section of cable 140 into recess 132 as shown in FIG. 7 thereby providing a strain relief for cable 140. Also, channel 130 and the jacket of cable 140 have complementary configurations in the same manner as that of the embodiment of FIGS. 1 through 3 for the same reason.

The embodiment of FIGS. 8 through 12 is similar to that of FIGS. 4 through 7 and only the differences therebetween will be described as it is not necessary to describe the common features therebetween. Dielectric receptacle housing shell member 182 is mountable to mother board 180 and has a plurality of plug-receiving cavities 198 separated by barrier walls. Cavities 198 extend thereinto from the front to a rear receptacle wall which defines a connector interface, to receive plug housing assemblies 194 thereinto. Each plug housing assembly 194 comprises plug housing member 196 and cover member 192 which together with terminals 230 terminate cable 234. Electrical bus bars 178 are electrically connected onto mother board 180 and receptacle shell member 182 is secured onto board 180 with bus bars 178 extending through slots 184 in walls 186, the tops of bus bars 178 being disposed in slots 184 of the top one of walls 186 as shown in FIG. 12. The lower surface of each of walls 186 (except the bottom wall) has a projection or projections 188 which mate with a slot or slots 190 in a cover member 192 which is latchably secured onto plug housing member 196. Plug housing assembly 194 can then only be inserted within a plug-receiving cavity 198 of housing shell member 182 when a projection or projections 188 on walls 186 coincide with a slot or slots 190 of plug housing assembly 194. In this way, plug housing assemblies 194 are properly inserted within housing-receiving areas 198 of housing shell member 182 in a polarized manner. Plug housing assemblies 194 are latchably secured within respective plug-receiving cavities 198 of receptacle housing shell 182 via latching projections 218 on integral flexible latching arms 220 disposed within latching recesses 222 of shell 182.

A series of conventional light-transmitting members 200 and light-receiving members 202 are electrically connected to a daughter board 204 while being mounted in openings 206 of a heat sink member 208 and also in openings 210 of mounting board 212 with openings 210 being coincident with respective openings 206. Heat sink member 208 and mounting 212 comprising a device-retaining assembly securable to receptacle housing shell member 182. Mounting board 212 is disposed against the rear surface of housing shell member 182 and held thereagainst by projections 214 between which heat sink member 208 is disposed. When mounting board 212 is positioned against the rear wall of housing shell member 182, openings 210 are in alignment with respective apertures 216 in the rear wall to receive semicylindrical projections 224 thereinto which have the ends of fiber optic transmission members 226 secured therein. Semicylindrical projections 224 have bumps therearound like those of projections 152 shown in FIGS. 7A and secure the fiber ends therewithin when engaged with apertures 216 and extend forwardly into openings 210 so that the ends of the fiber optic transmission members 226 are disposed in engagement with light-transmitting members 200 and light-receiving members 202. Forked contact sections 228 of electrical terminals 230 which are terminated to electrical conductors 232 of cable 234 electrically connect with respective axially aligned portions of bus bars 178 when housing members 194 are latchably positioned within plug-receiving cavities 198 of housing shell member 182 with forked contact sections 228 being in alignment with aligned slots 236 in cover member 192 and terminal-receiving member 196 of plug housing assembly 194 which accommodate bus bars 178.

Channel 238 accommodates cable 234 in the same polarized manner as that of the embodiments of FIGS. 1 through 3 and 4 through 7.

Electrical bus bars 106 and 178 can be connected to the same voltage level or they can be at different voltage levels or alternatively electrical conductors 138 and 232 can supply voltages at the same voltage level or different voltage levels to bus bars 106 and 178. The embodiment of FIGS. 8 through 12 enables housing members 194 to be stackably connected within housing shell member 182 in order to accommodate various electronic functions of interconnected electronic equipment.

The housed members 38 and 40 of FIGS. 1 through 3 can be used in the embodiments of FIGS. 4 through 7 and 8 through 12 if desired, and the transmission members can be terminated thereto in the same manner as that of FIGS. 1 through 3.

Claims (17)

We claim:
1. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly for terminating a cable having electrical conductors and fiber optic transmission members, for electrical connection of the electrical conductors to conductive members of an electrical article and optical connection of the fiber optic transmission members to photoelectric devices and then electrically connecting the photoelectric devices with other conductive members of the electrical article, comprising:
a dielectric housing having a termination section including a cable-receiving channel and including conductor-receiving passageways and fiber-receiving passageways extending forwardly from said channel, device-receiving cavities at forward ends of said fiber-receiving passageways, and terminal-receiving passageways extending inwardly from a mating face and in communication with said conductor-receiving passageways and said device-receiving cavities, said conductor-receiving passageways adapted to receive said conductors having first terminals terminated thereon and said fiber-receiving passageways adapted to receive and selectively locate end portions of said fiber optic transmission members;
photoelectric devices associated with respective said fiber optic transmission members and having fiber-connecting means for optical connection with said fiber optic transmission members, said photoelectric devices having electrical leads extending therefrom with second terminals terminated thereon, said photoelectric devices being located in said device-receiving cavities such that said fiber-connecting means are located at forward ends of said fiber-receiving passageways and said second terminals on said electrical leads are located in respective said terminal-receiving passageways proximate said mating face; and
a cover member securable to said housing at said termination section after said cable is received therealong and is adapted to secure and strain relieve said cable in said housing and to secure said conductors and said fiber optic transmission members in respective said conductor-receiving and fiber-receiving passageways and to secure said photoelectric devices in said housing, whereby
said end portions are receivable along said fiber-receiving passageways and are optically connectable to said photoelectric devices at and by said fiber-connecting means thereof, and said terminated conductors are receivable along said conductor-receiving passageways such that said first terminals are located in respective said terminal-receiving passageways proximate said mating face, after which said cover member secures said cable to said housing and said conductors and said fiber optic transmission members therewithin for connection to respective conductive members of an electrical article at said mating face.
2. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 1 wherein said second terminals are aligned and opposed from said first terminals and said second and first terminals include opposed cantilever spring contact arms disposed in a housing opening extending inwardly from said mating face to receive therebetween an edge portion of a circuit board and engage and electrically connect to respective conductive pads of said circuit board.
3. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 2 wherein said housing member includes selectable keying members proximate said opening to cooperate with recesses in a panel through which said edge portion of said circuit board extends, thereby polarizing the connection of the connector assembly and said circuit board.
4. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 1 wherein said housing is L-shaped and said mating face receives said electrical article at a right angle to a said cable extending from said housing.
5. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 1 wherein said photoelectric devices comprises a light-transmitting member and a light-receiving member each disposed in a respective dielectric package member, said package member including said fiber-connecting means.
6. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 1 wherein said fiber-connecting means comprise annular projections on respective said photoelectric devices to receive thereinto ends of respective said fiber optic transmission members.
7. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 6 wherein at least one of said housing and said cover member is adapted to provide space along said fiber-receiving passageways remote from said photoelectric devices whereinto respective said fiber optic transmission members are permitted to flex when said fiber ends are received into said fiber-connecting means and said cable is secured to said housing by said cover member whereby said optically connected fiber optic transmission members are unstressed.
8. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 1 wherein said termination section of said housing includes polarizing means cooperative with corresponding polarizing means of said cable for polarized receipt of said cable in said housing.
9. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly for terminating a cable having electrical conductors and fiber optic transmission members, for electrical connection of the electrical conductors to conductive members of an electrical article and optical connection of the fiber optic transmission members to photoelectric devices and then electrically connecting the photoelectric devices with other conductive members of the electrical article, comprising:
a dielectric receptacle housing including a plug-receiving cavity extending inwardly thereinto to a connection interface and further including photoelectric devices and terminal buses secured therein at selected locations along said connection interface, said photoelectric devices and terminal buses including respective contact means extending outwardly from said receptacle housing to engage and electrically connect to corresponding contact means of a mating electrical article; and
a dielectric plug housing assembly including a plug housing member and a cover member, said plug housing member including a cable-receiving channel and conductor-receiving passageways and fiber-receiving passageways extending forwardly from said cable-receiving channel to a connection interface of said plug housing member, said conductor-receiving passageways including terminal-receiving areas in communication with and extending rearwardly from said connection interface within which respective terminals are securable which terminate respective said conductors of said cable, said connection interface being adapted to receive contact portions of said terminal buses of said receptacle housing from forwardly thereof upon receipt of said plug housing assembly axially into said plug-receiving cavity of said receptacle housing to electrically engage corresponding contact means of said terminals in said plug housing assembly, and said plug housing member further including fiber end-receiving means along said connection interface at forward ends of respective said fiber-receiving passageways adapted to receive and center end portions of respective said fiber optic transmission members of said cable and positioned and further adapted to align with and optically connect said fiber end portions to respective said photoelectric devices upon receipt of said plug housing assembly axially into said plug-receiving cavity of said receptacle housing, and said cover member being securable to said plug housing member after said cable is received thereinto and is adapted to secure and strain relieve said cable and secure said terminals and said conductors and fiber optic transmission members of said cable in said plug housing member; and
means securing said plug housing assembly in said plug-receiving cavity of said receptacle housing.
10. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 9 wherein said fiber end-receiving means each comprise a pair of opposing semicylindrical projections having a space therebetween axially along which are centered facing channels cooperating to engage and hold in centered and axial alignment a said end of a respective said fiber optic transmission member disposed therein.
11. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 10 wherein said receptacle housing includes a bore extending from each said photoelectric device forwardly to said connector interface of said receptacle housing to receive force-fit thereinto an associated said pair of semicylindrical projections having a said fiber end therein and small bumps spaced therearound upon receipt of said plug housing assembly axially into said plug-receiving cavity of said receptacle housing for optically connecting each said fiber end to a respective said photoelectric device whereby said semicylindrical projections are forced against and clamp respective said fiber ends.
12. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 9 wherein terminal buses include tab-like terminal-engaging contact sections extending into said plug-receiving cavity forwardly of said connector interface of said receptacle housing and vertical to the axis of connection, and said connector interface of said plug housing assembly includes corresponding vertical slots into which said tab-like contact sections are received to be disposed in electrical engagement between tines of a forked contact section of a respective terminal in said plug housing assembly.
13. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 9 wherein said securing means comprises latching projections extending outwardly from sides of said plug housing assembly and disposed on inwardly deflectable latch arms thereof, and latchable in corresponding latching recesses along sides of said plug-receiving cavity of said receptacle housing, said latch arms further including free ends extending rearwardly along said plug housing assembly and outwardly from said receptacle housing upon full assembly enabling inward deflection of said latch arms to delatch and remove said plug housing assembly from said receptacle housing.
14. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 9 wherein each said terminal includes a conductor-connecting section comprising a pair of transverse slotted beams to receive an end portion of a respective said conductor forced into the slots thereof from laterally thereof.
15. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 9 wherein said receptacle housing includes slots therein to receiving electrical test probes thereinto to test the condition of said terminal buses.
16. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly for a terminating plurality of like cables each having electrical conductors and fiber optic transmission members, for electrical connection of the electrical conductors to conductive means of an electrical article and optical connection of the fiber optic transmission members to respective photoelectric devices and then electrically connecting the photoelectric devices with other conductive members of the electrical article, comprising:
a like plurality of similar dielectric plug housing assemblies each terminated to a respective said cable and including electrical terminals terminated to respective said electrical conductors, said terminals including forked contact sections proximate a connector interface of a said plug housing assembly, said connector interface including fiber-aligning means of forward ends of fiber-receiving passageways of said plug housing assembly to receive and hold axially aligned therein stripped ends of respective said fiber optic transmission members;
a receptacle housing shell having a like plurality of plug-receiving cavities separated by barriers and adapted to receive respective said plug housing assemblies axially thereinto such that the connector interfaces of said plug housing assemblies are adjacent a rear wall of said receptacle shell, the inside surface of said wall comprising a connector interface of said receptacle shell, said receptacle shell rear wall having secured therebehind a device-retaining assembly secured thereto including a plurality of photoelectric devices corresponding to and aligned with respective apertures of said rear wall and respective said fiber end-receiving means with said ends of said fiber optic transmission members of said plug housing assemblies upon assembly thereinto, each said photoelectric device having electrical leads extending outwardly from said device-retaining assembly to be electrically connected to said other conductive members of the electrical article, and said receptacle shell including secured therein a plurality of vertical bus bars forwardly of said rear wall and extending through slots through said barriers, said bus bars extending outwardly from said receptacle shell for termination to said conductive means of the electrical article, said bus bars including at least portions being axially aligned with one said electrical terminal of each of said plug housing assembly to be received into corresponding vertical slots of each said plug housing assembly extending rearwardly from a said connector interface thereof and to be received between tines of a said forked contact section of a said terminal to be electrically engaged therewith upon receipt of each said plug housing assembly axially into a respective said plug-receiving cavity of said receptacle shell; and
means securing each said plug housing assembly in a respective said plug-receiving cavity of said receptacle shell.
17. An electrical and fiber optic connector assembly as set forth in claim 41 wherein said device-retaining assembly comprises a forward wall member having a plurality of profiled bores therethrough having larger diameter sections along a rear surface thereof, and a rearward wall member having a like plurality of profiled bores therethrough aligned with said profiled bores of said forward wall member and having larger diameter sections along a forward surface thereof, said photoelectric devices being retainingly disposed in the paired large diameter bore sections of said forward and rearward wall members with said electrical leads thereof extending through small diameter bore sections of said rearward wall member and rearwardly therefrom, and said smaller diameter bore sections of said forward wall member adapted to receive respective forward ends of said fiber end-receiving means of said plug housing assemblies.
US06784275 1983-03-30 1985-10-04 Electrical and fiber optic connector assembly Expired - Fee Related US4678264A (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US48056983 true 1983-03-30 1983-03-30
US06784275 US4678264A (en) 1983-03-30 1985-10-04 Electrical and fiber optic connector assembly

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US06784275 US4678264A (en) 1983-03-30 1985-10-04 Electrical and fiber optic connector assembly

Related Parent Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US48056983 Continuation 1983-03-30 1983-03-30

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US4678264A true US4678264A (en) 1987-07-07

Family

ID=27046622

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US06784275 Expired - Fee Related US4678264A (en) 1983-03-30 1985-10-04 Electrical and fiber optic connector assembly

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US4678264A (en)

Cited By (122)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4721358A (en) * 1984-12-05 1988-01-26 U.S. Philips Corporation Optical and electrical connector device
US4754876A (en) * 1987-11-23 1988-07-05 Northern Telecom Limited Storage arrangements for optical fiber connections
US4767181A (en) * 1983-11-17 1988-08-30 American Telephone And Telegraph Company Electrical/lightwave connection arrangement
US4779948A (en) * 1985-05-14 1988-10-25 Amphenol Corporation Contact with exchangeable opto-electronic element
EP0320214A2 (en) * 1987-12-08 1989-06-14 Molex Incorporated Shielded fiber optic connector assembly
US4952020A (en) * 1989-08-09 1990-08-28 Amp Incorporated Ribbon cable with optical fibers and electrical conductors
US4969924A (en) * 1989-05-18 1990-11-13 General Motors Corporation Electro-optical connector plug
US4986625A (en) * 1985-12-26 1991-01-22 Amp Incorporated Optical fiber connector with retainer
US4993803A (en) * 1989-05-18 1991-02-19 General Motors Corporation Electro-optical header connector
EP0423459A2 (en) * 1989-10-16 1991-04-24 International Business Machines Corporation Fiber optic connector assembly
EP0429877A2 (en) * 1989-11-25 1991-06-05 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Device for positioning optical fibres in connector elements
US5039194A (en) * 1990-01-09 1991-08-13 International Business Machines Corporation Optical fiber link card
EP0456298A1 (en) * 1990-04-23 1991-11-13 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company A device for electro-optical signal conversion
US5076656A (en) * 1984-06-08 1991-12-31 Briggs Robert C High precision optical fiber connectors
EP0477574A1 (en) * 1990-09-25 1992-04-01 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Distribution device for beam waveguides
US5109452A (en) * 1990-07-16 1992-04-28 Puritan-Bennett Corporation Electrical-optical hybrid connector
US5140659A (en) * 1991-01-28 1992-08-18 Hughes Aircraft Company Combination optical fiber and electrical connector
US5163109A (en) * 1988-10-27 1992-11-10 Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho Optical connector assembly
US5166995A (en) * 1984-06-08 1992-11-24 Amp Incorporated Polarized connector
US5204925A (en) * 1991-09-11 1993-04-20 At&T Bell Laboratories Optical interconnection of circuit packs
US5228105A (en) * 1987-05-04 1993-07-13 Glista Andrew S Programmable electro-optic packaging and interconnect system
US5242315A (en) * 1992-05-21 1993-09-07 Puritan-Bennett Corporation Electrical-optical hybrid connector plug
FR2690758A1 (en) * 1992-04-29 1993-11-05 Cit Alcatel Optical link terminal apparatus with coupling to opto-electronic transducers - has electrical and optical detachable connectors and transducers supported on two structures
US5263108A (en) * 1990-11-02 1993-11-16 Hitachi, Ltd. Electrical circuit apparatus
US5283851A (en) * 1991-10-08 1994-02-01 Thomson-Csf Optical interconnection strip
WO1994010594A1 (en) * 1992-10-30 1994-05-11 Klaus Wolter Data transmission device
US5325455A (en) * 1992-10-21 1994-06-28 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Fiber optic edge card connector
US5345520A (en) * 1993-07-28 1994-09-06 Grile Mark E Electrical connector with an optical fiber connection detector
US5394503A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-02-28 Data Switch Corporation Optical fiber connection monitoring apparatus, patch panel control system and method of using same
US5419717A (en) * 1994-08-15 1995-05-30 The Whitaker Corporation Hybrid connector between optics and edge card
US5461688A (en) * 1994-09-02 1995-10-24 Augat Inc. Fiber optic connector with electrical contact
US5548674A (en) * 1989-08-29 1996-08-20 Fibotech, Inc. High precision fiberoptic alignment spring receptacle and fiberoptic probe
US5550941A (en) * 1993-08-13 1996-08-27 Motorola Optoelectronic interface module
US5631807A (en) * 1995-01-20 1997-05-20 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Electronic circuit structure with aperture suspended component
US5689242A (en) * 1994-07-28 1997-11-18 The General Hospital Corporation Connecting a portable device to a network
USRE35734E (en) * 1989-10-31 1998-02-17 Fibotech, Inc. Metal core fiberoptic connector plug for single fiber and multiple fiber coupling
DE4244898C2 (en) * 1992-11-23 1998-04-23 Grote & Hartmann Pluggable optical waveguide connector e.g. for vehicle
US5822483A (en) * 1994-08-12 1998-10-13 Fibotech, Inc. Double impact mounted ferrule for fiberoptic connector
US5896473A (en) * 1996-06-26 1999-04-20 Rockwell International Corporation Re-configurable bus back-plane system
US5901263A (en) * 1997-09-12 1999-05-04 International Business Machines Corporation Hot pluggable module integrated lock/extraction tool
USRE36231E (en) * 1989-10-31 1999-06-22 Fibotech, Inc. Fiberoptic connector assembly and method and device for the manufacture thereof
US6004044A (en) * 1995-05-03 1999-12-21 Itt Cannon, Inc. Optoelectric connector
USRE36820E (en) 1995-01-13 2000-08-15 Methode Electronics, Inc. Removable optoelectronic module
US6179627B1 (en) 1998-04-22 2001-01-30 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. High speed interface converter module
US6200041B1 (en) 1997-09-12 2001-03-13 International Business Machines Corporation Data transfer system incorporating optical fiber link module with internal electromagnetic shield
US6201704B1 (en) 1995-01-13 2001-03-13 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. Transceive module with EMI shielding
US6203333B1 (en) 1998-04-22 2001-03-20 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. High speed interface converter module
US6213651B1 (en) 1999-05-26 2001-04-10 E20 Communications, Inc. Method and apparatus for vertical board construction of fiber optic transmitters, receivers and transceivers
US6220878B1 (en) 1995-10-04 2001-04-24 Methode Electronics, Inc. Optoelectronic module with grounding means
US6220873B1 (en) 1999-08-10 2001-04-24 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. Modified contact traces for interface converter
US6227720B1 (en) * 1998-02-19 2001-05-08 Mitel Semiconductor Ab Fiber optic connection device
EP1102099A2 (en) * 1999-11-19 2001-05-23 Yazaki Corporation Hybrid connector
US6267513B1 (en) * 1998-11-10 2001-07-31 Molex Incorporated Fail-safe optical connector
US6272263B1 (en) 1997-08-14 2001-08-07 Ulrich Schricker Fibre optic routing system
US20010030789A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2001-10-18 Wenbin Jiang Method and apparatus for fiber optic modules
US20010048793A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2001-12-06 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20020028048A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2002-03-07 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20020030872A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2002-03-14 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20020033979A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2002-03-21 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
EP1199587A1 (en) * 2000-10-18 2002-04-24 Lucent Technologies Inc. Optical/electrical plug connector
WO2002075422A2 (en) * 2001-03-16 2002-09-26 Koninklijke Kpn N.V. Method for providing a broadband infrastructure in a building by means of optical fibres
US6466718B1 (en) * 1999-12-29 2002-10-15 Emc Corporation Method and apparatus for transmitting fiber-channel and non-fiber channel signals through common cable
US20020150353A1 (en) * 2001-04-14 2002-10-17 Chiu Liew Chuang Method and apparatus for push button release fiber optic modules
US20020150343A1 (en) * 2001-04-14 2002-10-17 Chiu Liew C. De-latching mechanisms for fiber optic modules
EP1256828A2 (en) * 2001-05-07 2002-11-13 Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd. Connector device and connector
US20020176671A1 (en) * 2000-10-31 2002-11-28 Tourne Joseph A.A.M. Fiber optic circuit board connector
US20030020986A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2003-01-30 Pang Ron Cheng Chuan Method and apparatus for pluggable fiber optic modules
US20030075355A1 (en) * 2000-12-26 2003-04-24 Anderson Gene R. An apparatus and method of using flexible printed circuit board in optical transceiver device
US20030108300A1 (en) * 2001-12-06 2003-06-12 Walker Harold Y. Method and system for releasing a pluggable module
US6632030B2 (en) 1999-05-27 2003-10-14 E20 Communications, Inc. Light bending optical block for fiber optic modules
US20040027816A1 (en) * 2002-05-09 2004-02-12 Ice Donald A. Modular cage with heat sink for use with pluggable module
US20040067683A1 (en) * 2002-10-08 2004-04-08 Motorola, Inc. Cable and connector system for optical and electrical signals
US20040069997A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2004-04-15 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20040077207A1 (en) * 2002-10-16 2004-04-22 Ice Donald A. Transceiver latch mechanism
EP1412785A2 (en) * 2001-06-26 2004-04-28 Viasystems Group, Inc. Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
US20040105238A1 (en) * 2001-03-21 2004-06-03 Alain Barbion Power connector for a printed circuit
US20040161958A1 (en) * 2001-10-04 2004-08-19 Chris Togami Electronic modules having integrated lever-activated latching mechanisms
US6796715B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2004-09-28 E20 Communications, Inc. Fiber optic modules with pull-action de-latching mechanisms
US6799902B2 (en) 2000-12-26 2004-10-05 Emcore Corporation Optoelectronic mounting structure
US20050002618A1 (en) * 2003-05-27 2005-01-06 Seiko Epson Corporation Optical module, method of manufacturing the same, optical communication device and electronic device using the same
US6840680B1 (en) 2001-04-14 2005-01-11 Jds Uniphase Corporation Retention and release mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US20050018972A1 (en) * 2000-12-26 2005-01-27 Anderson Gene R. Housing and mounting structure
US6851867B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2005-02-08 Jds Uniphase Corporation Cam-follower release mechanism for fiber optic modules with side delatching mechanisms
US6863453B2 (en) 2003-01-28 2005-03-08 Emcore Corporation Method and apparatus for parallel optical transceiver module assembly
US6873800B1 (en) 1999-05-26 2005-03-29 Jds Uniphase Corporation Hot pluggable optical transceiver in a small form pluggable package
US6905260B2 (en) 2000-12-26 2005-06-14 Emcore Corporation Method and apparatus for coupling optical elements to optoelectronic devices for manufacturing optical transceiver modules
US6942395B1 (en) 2001-01-29 2005-09-13 Jds Uniphase Corporation Method and apparatus of pull-lever release for fiber optic modules
US20050250373A1 (en) * 2002-05-31 2005-11-10 Tomohiro Nakano Insulation displacement connector
US6986679B1 (en) 2002-09-14 2006-01-17 Finisar Corporation Transceiver module cage for use with modules of varying widths
US6994478B1 (en) 2001-04-14 2006-02-07 Jds Uniphase Corporation Modules having rotatable release and removal lever
US7013088B1 (en) 1999-05-26 2006-03-14 Jds Uniphase Corporation Method and apparatus for parallel optical interconnection of fiber optic transmitters, receivers and transceivers
US20060056779A1 (en) * 2004-09-10 2006-03-16 Wang William H Optical fiber connector
US7021836B2 (en) 2000-12-26 2006-04-04 Emcore Corporation Attenuator and conditioner
US20060098914A1 (en) * 2000-10-31 2006-05-11 Tourne Joseph A Fiber optic circuit connector
US7066746B1 (en) 2001-10-04 2006-06-27 Finisar Corporation Electronic module having an integrated latching mechanism
US7074093B2 (en) * 2003-10-08 2006-07-11 Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd. Splice absorbing structure for motor vehicle
GB2423155A (en) * 2005-02-10 2006-08-16 Agilent Technologies Inc Optical module or chassis therefor with keying feature
US7118281B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2006-10-10 Jds Uniphase Corporation Retention and release mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US20060270283A1 (en) * 2005-05-24 2006-11-30 Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. Photoelectric combined connector
US20070053644A1 (en) * 2005-09-08 2007-03-08 Jan Scholtz Indexing optical fiber adapter
US20070058907A1 (en) * 2005-09-12 2007-03-15 Mynott Geoffrey N Opto-electric connector
US20070059953A1 (en) * 2001-10-04 2007-03-15 Finisar Corporation Electronic Modules Having An Integrated Connector Detachment Mechanism
US20070141869A1 (en) * 2003-08-21 2007-06-21 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Plug and receptacle having wired and wireless coupling
US20070160327A1 (en) * 2005-03-10 2007-07-12 Lewallen Christopher P Multi-fiber fiber optic receptacle and plug assembly
US20070172172A1 (en) * 2005-03-10 2007-07-26 Thomas Theuerkorn Multi-fiber fiber optic receptacle and plug assembly
US20080098133A1 (en) * 2005-01-06 2008-04-24 Tamir Shaanan Bi-Directional Wired Interface
EP1986278A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2008-10-29 Hosiden Corporation Connection structure of photoelectric flexible wiring board, connector and photoelectric flexible wiring board
EP2085802A1 (en) * 2008-01-31 2009-08-05 Sony Corporation Optical-electrical transmission connector, optical-electrical transmission device and electronic device
EP2120074A1 (en) * 2007-11-29 2009-11-18 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Optical module and cable unit provided with optical module
US20100255730A1 (en) * 2009-04-07 2010-10-07 Fujitsu Component Limited Connector device
US20100306921A1 (en) * 1995-08-04 2010-12-09 Kramer Kenneth L Hospital bed
CN102081203A (en) * 2009-11-26 2011-06-01 富士康(昆山)电脑接插件有限公司 Cable assembly
US7997805B1 (en) * 2010-04-20 2011-08-16 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Optical fiber connector assembly
US20120177323A1 (en) * 2010-11-12 2012-07-12 Research In Motion Limited Electronic accessory with magnetically mating optical data connectors
US20120177325A1 (en) * 2010-11-12 2012-07-12 Research In Motion Limited Device with magnetically coupled data connector for electrical and optical data circuits
US20120183259A1 (en) * 2010-11-12 2012-07-19 Research In Motion Limited Device with connector for electrical and optical data circuits
US8258973B2 (en) 2005-02-11 2012-09-04 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Transferable patient care equipment support
US8540435B2 (en) 2011-07-22 2013-09-24 Corning Cable Systems Llc Ferrule retainers having access window(s) for accessing and/or referencing a fiber optic ferrule, and related fiber optic connector assemblies, connectors, and referencing methods
US20140185994A1 (en) * 2012-12-28 2014-07-03 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Optical fiber connector
US20140241674A1 (en) * 2011-11-09 2014-08-28 Corning Optical Communications LLC Cable assembly with cable attach structure having off-axis fiber routing
WO2015116122A1 (en) * 2014-01-31 2015-08-06 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Printed circuit board assembly
US20160006176A1 (en) * 2013-02-13 2016-01-07 Wago Verwaltungsgesellschaft Mbh Conductor terminal

Citations (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4167303A (en) * 1977-07-28 1979-09-11 Amp Incorporated Light transmitting fiber cable connector
US4184070A (en) * 1977-12-23 1980-01-15 Texas Instruments Incorporated Connector apparatus
US4217030A (en) * 1978-07-18 1980-08-12 Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated Fiberoptic-electronic connector assembly
US4252402A (en) * 1977-11-30 1981-02-24 Thomson-Csf Device for connecting a peripheral unit to an optical bus-line
US4253719A (en) * 1980-01-28 1981-03-03 Methode Electronics, Inc. Electrical edge connector
US4273413A (en) * 1979-02-26 1981-06-16 Amp Incorporated Photoelectric element/optical cable connector
US4406514A (en) * 1980-03-26 1983-09-27 Harris Corporation Single fiber connector for pluggable card or module optical interconnections
US4449784A (en) * 1981-06-22 1984-05-22 Trw Inc. Hybrid optical/electrical connector
US4465333A (en) * 1982-01-15 1984-08-14 Grumman Aerospace Corporation Electro-optical plug-in interconnection

Patent Citations (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4167303A (en) * 1977-07-28 1979-09-11 Amp Incorporated Light transmitting fiber cable connector
US4252402A (en) * 1977-11-30 1981-02-24 Thomson-Csf Device for connecting a peripheral unit to an optical bus-line
US4184070A (en) * 1977-12-23 1980-01-15 Texas Instruments Incorporated Connector apparatus
US4217030A (en) * 1978-07-18 1980-08-12 Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated Fiberoptic-electronic connector assembly
US4273413A (en) * 1979-02-26 1981-06-16 Amp Incorporated Photoelectric element/optical cable connector
US4253719A (en) * 1980-01-28 1981-03-03 Methode Electronics, Inc. Electrical edge connector
US4406514A (en) * 1980-03-26 1983-09-27 Harris Corporation Single fiber connector for pluggable card or module optical interconnections
US4449784A (en) * 1981-06-22 1984-05-22 Trw Inc. Hybrid optical/electrical connector
US4465333A (en) * 1982-01-15 1984-08-14 Grumman Aerospace Corporation Electro-optical plug-in interconnection

Cited By (202)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4767181A (en) * 1983-11-17 1988-08-30 American Telephone And Telegraph Company Electrical/lightwave connection arrangement
US5076656A (en) * 1984-06-08 1991-12-31 Briggs Robert C High precision optical fiber connectors
US5166995A (en) * 1984-06-08 1992-11-24 Amp Incorporated Polarized connector
US4721358A (en) * 1984-12-05 1988-01-26 U.S. Philips Corporation Optical and electrical connector device
US4779948A (en) * 1985-05-14 1988-10-25 Amphenol Corporation Contact with exchangeable opto-electronic element
US4986625A (en) * 1985-12-26 1991-01-22 Amp Incorporated Optical fiber connector with retainer
US5228105A (en) * 1987-05-04 1993-07-13 Glista Andrew S Programmable electro-optic packaging and interconnect system
US4754876A (en) * 1987-11-23 1988-07-05 Northern Telecom Limited Storage arrangements for optical fiber connections
US4840451A (en) * 1987-12-08 1989-06-20 Molex Incorporated Shielded fiber optic connector assembly
EP0320214A2 (en) * 1987-12-08 1989-06-14 Molex Incorporated Shielded fiber optic connector assembly
EP0320214A3 (en) * 1987-12-08 1990-08-16 Molex Incorporated Shielded fiber optic connector assembly
US5163109A (en) * 1988-10-27 1992-11-10 Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho Optical connector assembly
US4969924A (en) * 1989-05-18 1990-11-13 General Motors Corporation Electro-optical connector plug
US4993803A (en) * 1989-05-18 1991-02-19 General Motors Corporation Electro-optical header connector
US4952020A (en) * 1989-08-09 1990-08-28 Amp Incorporated Ribbon cable with optical fibers and electrical conductors
US5548674A (en) * 1989-08-29 1996-08-20 Fibotech, Inc. High precision fiberoptic alignment spring receptacle and fiberoptic probe
US5013247A (en) * 1989-10-16 1991-05-07 International Business Machines Corporation Fiber optic connector assembly adapted for providing circuit card charging
EP0423459A2 (en) * 1989-10-16 1991-04-24 International Business Machines Corporation Fiber optic connector assembly
EP0423459A3 (en) * 1989-10-16 1992-12-23 International Business Machines Corporation Fiber optic connector assembly adapted for providing circuit card charging
USRE36231E (en) * 1989-10-31 1999-06-22 Fibotech, Inc. Fiberoptic connector assembly and method and device for the manufacture thereof
USRE35734E (en) * 1989-10-31 1998-02-17 Fibotech, Inc. Metal core fiberoptic connector plug for single fiber and multiple fiber coupling
EP0429877A3 (en) * 1989-11-25 1992-05-20 Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe Gmbh Device for positioning optical fibres in connector elements
EP0429877A2 (en) * 1989-11-25 1991-06-05 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Device for positioning optical fibres in connector elements
US5039194A (en) * 1990-01-09 1991-08-13 International Business Machines Corporation Optical fiber link card
US5104243A (en) * 1990-04-23 1992-04-14 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company Device for electro-optical signal conversion
EP0456298A1 (en) * 1990-04-23 1991-11-13 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company A device for electro-optical signal conversion
US5109452A (en) * 1990-07-16 1992-04-28 Puritan-Bennett Corporation Electrical-optical hybrid connector
EP0477574A1 (en) * 1990-09-25 1992-04-01 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Distribution device for beam waveguides
US5263108A (en) * 1990-11-02 1993-11-16 Hitachi, Ltd. Electrical circuit apparatus
US5140659A (en) * 1991-01-28 1992-08-18 Hughes Aircraft Company Combination optical fiber and electrical connector
US5204925A (en) * 1991-09-11 1993-04-20 At&T Bell Laboratories Optical interconnection of circuit packs
US5283851A (en) * 1991-10-08 1994-02-01 Thomson-Csf Optical interconnection strip
FR2690758A1 (en) * 1992-04-29 1993-11-05 Cit Alcatel Optical link terminal apparatus with coupling to opto-electronic transducers - has electrical and optical detachable connectors and transducers supported on two structures
US5242315A (en) * 1992-05-21 1993-09-07 Puritan-Bennett Corporation Electrical-optical hybrid connector plug
US5325455A (en) * 1992-10-21 1994-06-28 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Fiber optic edge card connector
WO1994010594A1 (en) * 1992-10-30 1994-05-11 Klaus Wolter Data transmission device
US5592323A (en) * 1992-10-30 1997-01-07 Wolter; Klaus Apparatus for transmitting data
DE4244898C2 (en) * 1992-11-23 1998-04-23 Grote & Hartmann Pluggable optical waveguide connector e.g. for vehicle
US5345520A (en) * 1993-07-28 1994-09-06 Grile Mark E Electrical connector with an optical fiber connection detector
US5550941A (en) * 1993-08-13 1996-08-27 Motorola Optoelectronic interface module
US5394503A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-02-28 Data Switch Corporation Optical fiber connection monitoring apparatus, patch panel control system and method of using same
US5689242A (en) * 1994-07-28 1997-11-18 The General Hospital Corporation Connecting a portable device to a network
US5822483A (en) * 1994-08-12 1998-10-13 Fibotech, Inc. Double impact mounted ferrule for fiberoptic connector
US5419717A (en) * 1994-08-15 1995-05-30 The Whitaker Corporation Hybrid connector between optics and edge card
US5461688A (en) * 1994-09-02 1995-10-24 Augat Inc. Fiber optic connector with electrical contact
US6201704B1 (en) 1995-01-13 2001-03-13 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. Transceive module with EMI shielding
US6267606B1 (en) 1995-01-13 2001-07-31 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. Removable transceiver module and receptacle
USRE36820E (en) 1995-01-13 2000-08-15 Methode Electronics, Inc. Removable optoelectronic module
US5631807A (en) * 1995-01-20 1997-05-20 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Electronic circuit structure with aperture suspended component
US5689600A (en) * 1995-01-20 1997-11-18 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Electronic circuit structure
US6004044A (en) * 1995-05-03 1999-12-21 Itt Cannon, Inc. Optoelectric connector
US20100306921A1 (en) * 1995-08-04 2010-12-09 Kramer Kenneth L Hospital bed
US6220878B1 (en) 1995-10-04 2001-04-24 Methode Electronics, Inc. Optoelectronic module with grounding means
US5896473A (en) * 1996-06-26 1999-04-20 Rockwell International Corporation Re-configurable bus back-plane system
US6272263B1 (en) 1997-08-14 2001-08-07 Ulrich Schricker Fibre optic routing system
US6200041B1 (en) 1997-09-12 2001-03-13 International Business Machines Corporation Data transfer system incorporating optical fiber link module with internal electromagnetic shield
US5901263A (en) * 1997-09-12 1999-05-04 International Business Machines Corporation Hot pluggable module integrated lock/extraction tool
US6439781B1 (en) 1997-09-12 2002-08-27 Jds Uniphase Corporation Data transfer system incorporating optical fiber link module with internal electromagnetic shield
US6227720B1 (en) * 1998-02-19 2001-05-08 Mitel Semiconductor Ab Fiber optic connection device
US6203333B1 (en) 1998-04-22 2001-03-20 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. High speed interface converter module
US6179627B1 (en) 1998-04-22 2001-01-30 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. High speed interface converter module
US6267513B1 (en) * 1998-11-10 2001-07-31 Molex Incorporated Fail-safe optical connector
US7013088B1 (en) 1999-05-26 2006-03-14 Jds Uniphase Corporation Method and apparatus for parallel optical interconnection of fiber optic transmitters, receivers and transceivers
US6213651B1 (en) 1999-05-26 2001-04-10 E20 Communications, Inc. Method and apparatus for vertical board construction of fiber optic transmitters, receivers and transceivers
US6873800B1 (en) 1999-05-26 2005-03-29 Jds Uniphase Corporation Hot pluggable optical transceiver in a small form pluggable package
USRE41147E1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2010-02-23 Jds Uniphase Corporation Method and apparatus for pluggable fiber optic modules
US20020030872A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2002-03-14 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20020033979A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2002-03-21 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20020028048A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2002-03-07 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20010048793A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2001-12-06 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US7116912B2 (en) 1999-05-27 2006-10-03 Jds Uniphase Corporation Method and apparatus for pluggable fiber optic modules
US20030020986A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2003-01-30 Pang Ron Cheng Chuan Method and apparatus for pluggable fiber optic modules
US6952532B2 (en) 1999-05-27 2005-10-04 Jds Uniphase Corporation Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20040069997A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2004-04-15 Edwin Dair Method and apparatus for multiboard fiber optic modules and fiber optic module arrays
US20010030789A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2001-10-18 Wenbin Jiang Method and apparatus for fiber optic modules
US6632030B2 (en) 1999-05-27 2003-10-14 E20 Communications, Inc. Light bending optical block for fiber optic modules
US6220873B1 (en) 1999-08-10 2001-04-24 Stratos Lightwave, Inc. Modified contact traces for interface converter
EP1102099A2 (en) * 1999-11-19 2001-05-23 Yazaki Corporation Hybrid connector
EP1102099A3 (en) * 1999-11-19 2002-10-02 Yazaki Corporation Hybrid connector
US6826337B2 (en) * 1999-12-29 2004-11-30 Emc Corporation Method and apparatus for transmitting fiber-channel and non-fiber channel signals through a common cable
US6466718B1 (en) * 1999-12-29 2002-10-15 Emc Corporation Method and apparatus for transmitting fiber-channel and non-fiber channel signals through common cable
US6588938B1 (en) 2000-10-18 2003-07-08 Fitel Usa Corp. Optical/electrical plug connector
EP1199587A1 (en) * 2000-10-18 2002-04-24 Lucent Technologies Inc. Optical/electrical plug connector
US6848840B2 (en) * 2000-10-31 2005-02-01 Viasystems Group, Inc. Fiber optic circuit board connector
US20060098914A1 (en) * 2000-10-31 2006-05-11 Tourne Joseph A Fiber optic circuit connector
US6976793B2 (en) * 2000-10-31 2005-12-20 Viasystems Group, Inc. Fiber optic circuit connector
US7178994B2 (en) * 2000-10-31 2007-02-20 Viasystems Group, Inc. Fiber optic circuit connector
US20040197054A1 (en) * 2000-10-31 2004-10-07 Tourne Joseph A.A.M. Fiber optic circuit connector
US20020176671A1 (en) * 2000-10-31 2002-11-28 Tourne Joseph A.A.M. Fiber optic circuit board connector
US6863444B2 (en) 2000-12-26 2005-03-08 Emcore Corporation Housing and mounting structure
US20030075355A1 (en) * 2000-12-26 2003-04-24 Anderson Gene R. An apparatus and method of using flexible printed circuit board in optical transceiver device
US6867377B2 (en) 2000-12-26 2005-03-15 Emcore Corporation Apparatus and method of using flexible printed circuit board in optical transceiver device
US20050018972A1 (en) * 2000-12-26 2005-01-27 Anderson Gene R. Housing and mounting structure
US6905260B2 (en) 2000-12-26 2005-06-14 Emcore Corporation Method and apparatus for coupling optical elements to optoelectronic devices for manufacturing optical transceiver modules
US7021836B2 (en) 2000-12-26 2006-04-04 Emcore Corporation Attenuator and conditioner
US6799902B2 (en) 2000-12-26 2004-10-05 Emcore Corporation Optoelectronic mounting structure
US6942395B1 (en) 2001-01-29 2005-09-13 Jds Uniphase Corporation Method and apparatus of pull-lever release for fiber optic modules
US20040126068A1 (en) * 2001-03-16 2004-07-01 Van Bijsterveld Cornelis Casparus Method for providing a broadband infrastructure in a building by means of optical fibres
WO2002075422A2 (en) * 2001-03-16 2002-09-26 Koninklijke Kpn N.V. Method for providing a broadband infrastructure in a building by means of optical fibres
NL1017619C2 (en) * 2001-03-16 2002-10-07 Koninkl Kpn Nv Method of application in a building of broadband infrastructure through optical fibers.
WO2002075422A3 (en) * 2001-03-16 2003-07-31 Koninkl Kpn Nv Method for providing a broadband infrastructure in a building by means of optical fibres
US7035512B2 (en) 2001-03-16 2006-04-25 Koninklijke Kpn N.V. Method for providing a broadband infrastructure in a building by means of optical fibers
US7147487B2 (en) * 2001-03-21 2006-12-12 Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics Power connector for a printed circuit
US20040105238A1 (en) * 2001-03-21 2004-06-03 Alain Barbion Power connector for a printed circuit
US6851867B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2005-02-08 Jds Uniphase Corporation Cam-follower release mechanism for fiber optic modules with side delatching mechanisms
US6840680B1 (en) 2001-04-14 2005-01-11 Jds Uniphase Corporation Retention and release mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US6994478B1 (en) 2001-04-14 2006-02-07 Jds Uniphase Corporation Modules having rotatable release and removal lever
US6692159B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2004-02-17 E20 Communications, Inc. De-latching mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US6863448B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2005-03-08 Jds Uniphase Corporation Method and apparatus for push button release fiber optic modules
US6796715B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2004-09-28 E20 Communications, Inc. Fiber optic modules with pull-action de-latching mechanisms
US20020150343A1 (en) * 2001-04-14 2002-10-17 Chiu Liew C. De-latching mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US20020150353A1 (en) * 2001-04-14 2002-10-17 Chiu Liew Chuang Method and apparatus for push button release fiber optic modules
US6974265B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2005-12-13 Jds Uniphase Corporation Fiber optic modules with de-latching mechanisms having a pull-action
US6883971B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2005-04-26 Jds Uniphase Corporation Pull-action de-latching mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US6814502B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2004-11-09 Jds Uniphase Corporation De-latching mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US6811317B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2004-11-02 Jds Uniphase Corporation De-latching lever actuator for fiber optic modules
US6943854B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2005-09-13 Jds Uniphase Corporation De-latching mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US6832856B2 (en) 2001-04-14 2004-12-21 E2O Communications, Inc. De-latching mechanisms for fiber optic modules
EP1256828A3 (en) * 2001-05-07 2005-06-01 Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd. Connector device and connector
EP1256828A2 (en) * 2001-05-07 2002-11-13 Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd. Connector device and connector
EP1412785A4 (en) * 2001-06-26 2005-07-20 Viasystems Group Inc Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
US20070154160A1 (en) * 2001-06-26 2007-07-05 Tourne Joseph A Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
US7187839B2 (en) 2001-06-26 2007-03-06 Tourne Joseph A A M Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
US7095939B2 (en) 2001-06-26 2006-08-22 Tourne Joseph A A M Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
US20060275011A1 (en) * 2001-06-26 2006-12-07 Tourne Joseph A Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
US7428364B2 (en) 2001-06-26 2008-09-23 Tourne Joseph A A M Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
EP1412785A2 (en) * 2001-06-26 2004-04-28 Viasystems Group, Inc. Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
US20060133741A1 (en) * 2001-06-26 2006-06-22 Tourne Joseph A Bending an optical fiber into a backplane
US7314384B2 (en) 2001-10-04 2008-01-01 Finisar Corporation Electronic modules having an integrated connector detachment mechanism
US7186134B2 (en) 2001-10-04 2007-03-06 Finisar Corporation Electronic modules having integrated lever-activated latching mechanisms
US20040161958A1 (en) * 2001-10-04 2004-08-19 Chris Togami Electronic modules having integrated lever-activated latching mechanisms
US20070059953A1 (en) * 2001-10-04 2007-03-15 Finisar Corporation Electronic Modules Having An Integrated Connector Detachment Mechanism
US7066746B1 (en) 2001-10-04 2006-06-27 Finisar Corporation Electronic module having an integrated latching mechanism
US20070149005A1 (en) * 2001-10-04 2007-06-28 Finisar Corporation Electronic modules having integrated lever-activated latching mechanisms
US7507111B2 (en) 2001-10-04 2009-03-24 Finisar Corporation Electronic modules having integrated lever-activated latching mechanisms
US20030108300A1 (en) * 2001-12-06 2003-06-12 Walker Harold Y. Method and system for releasing a pluggable module
US7255484B2 (en) 2001-12-06 2007-08-14 Finisar Corporation Method and system for releasing a pluggable module
US7371965B2 (en) 2002-05-09 2008-05-13 Finisar Corporation Modular cage with heat sink for use with pluggable module
US20040027816A1 (en) * 2002-05-09 2004-02-12 Ice Donald A. Modular cage with heat sink for use with pluggable module
US7156688B2 (en) * 2002-05-31 2007-01-02 Molex Incorporated Insulation displacement connector
US20050250373A1 (en) * 2002-05-31 2005-11-10 Tomohiro Nakano Insulation displacement connector
US7118281B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2006-10-10 Jds Uniphase Corporation Retention and release mechanisms for fiber optic modules
US6986679B1 (en) 2002-09-14 2006-01-17 Finisar Corporation Transceiver module cage for use with modules of varying widths
US6752657B2 (en) * 2002-10-08 2004-06-22 Motorola, Inc. Cable and connector system for optical and electrical signals
US20040067683A1 (en) * 2002-10-08 2004-04-08 Motorola, Inc. Cable and connector system for optical and electrical signals
US20040235332A1 (en) * 2002-10-16 2004-11-25 Ice Donald A. Transceiver latch mechanism
US6884097B2 (en) 2002-10-16 2005-04-26 Finisar Corporation Transceiver latch mechanism
US20040077207A1 (en) * 2002-10-16 2004-04-22 Ice Donald A. Transceiver latch mechanism
US6908323B2 (en) 2002-10-16 2005-06-21 Finisar Corporation Transceiver latch mechanism
US6863453B2 (en) 2003-01-28 2005-03-08 Emcore Corporation Method and apparatus for parallel optical transceiver module assembly
US20050002618A1 (en) * 2003-05-27 2005-01-06 Seiko Epson Corporation Optical module, method of manufacturing the same, optical communication device and electronic device using the same
US7160035B2 (en) * 2003-05-27 2007-01-09 Seiko Epson Corporation Optical module, method of manufacturing the same, optical communication device and electronic device using the same
US8727804B2 (en) 2003-08-21 2014-05-20 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Combined power and data cord and receptacle
US9925104B2 (en) 2003-08-21 2018-03-27 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Hospital bed and room communication modules
US20110210833A1 (en) * 2003-08-21 2011-09-01 Mcneely Craig A Combined power and data cord and receptacle
US9142923B2 (en) 2003-08-21 2015-09-22 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Hospital bed having wireless data and locating capability
US9572737B2 (en) 2003-08-21 2017-02-21 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Hospital bed having communication modules
US7399205B2 (en) 2003-08-21 2008-07-15 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Plug and receptacle having wired and wireless coupling
US20070141869A1 (en) * 2003-08-21 2007-06-21 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Plug and receptacle having wired and wireless coupling
US7074093B2 (en) * 2003-10-08 2006-07-11 Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd. Splice absorbing structure for motor vehicle
WO2006031403A1 (en) * 2004-09-10 2006-03-23 Intel Corporation Optical fiber connector
US7374349B2 (en) 2004-09-10 2008-05-20 Intel Corporation Optical fiber connector
US20060056779A1 (en) * 2004-09-10 2006-03-16 Wang William H Optical fiber connector
US20080098133A1 (en) * 2005-01-06 2008-04-24 Tamir Shaanan Bi-Directional Wired Interface
GB2423155A (en) * 2005-02-10 2006-08-16 Agilent Technologies Inc Optical module or chassis therefor with keying feature
GB2423155B (en) * 2005-02-10 2009-09-09 Agilent Technologies Inc Keyed transceiver module
US8258973B2 (en) 2005-02-11 2012-09-04 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Transferable patient care equipment support
US7785019B2 (en) 2005-03-10 2010-08-31 Corning Cable Systems Llc Multi-fiber fiber optic receptacle and plug assembly
US20070160327A1 (en) * 2005-03-10 2007-07-12 Lewallen Christopher P Multi-fiber fiber optic receptacle and plug assembly
US20070172172A1 (en) * 2005-03-10 2007-07-26 Thomas Theuerkorn Multi-fiber fiber optic receptacle and plug assembly
US8506173B2 (en) 2005-03-10 2013-08-13 Corning Cable Systems Llc Multi-fiber fiber optic receptacle and plug assembly
US7654747B2 (en) 2005-03-10 2010-02-02 Corning Cable Systems Llc Multi-fiber fiber optic receptacle and plug assembly
US7354313B2 (en) * 2005-05-24 2008-04-08 Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. Photoelectric combined connector
US20060270283A1 (en) * 2005-05-24 2006-11-30 Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. Photoelectric combined connector
US20070053644A1 (en) * 2005-09-08 2007-03-08 Jan Scholtz Indexing optical fiber adapter
US7336883B2 (en) * 2005-09-08 2008-02-26 Stratos International, Inc. Indexing optical fiber adapter
US20070058907A1 (en) * 2005-09-12 2007-03-15 Mynott Geoffrey N Opto-electric connector
US7572063B2 (en) 2005-09-12 2009-08-11 Stratos International, Inc. Opto-electric connector
EP1986278A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2008-10-29 Hosiden Corporation Connection structure of photoelectric flexible wiring board, connector and photoelectric flexible wiring board
EP1986278A4 (en) * 2006-02-03 2012-04-11 Hosiden Corp Connection structure of photoelectric flexible wiring board, connector and photoelectric flexible wiring board
EP2120074A1 (en) * 2007-11-29 2009-11-18 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Optical module and cable unit provided with optical module
EP2120074A4 (en) * 2007-11-29 2012-01-11 Sumitomo Electric Industries Optical module and cable unit provided with optical module
US7651279B2 (en) 2008-01-31 2010-01-26 Sony Corporation Optical-electrical transmission connector, optical-electrical transmission device and electronic device
EP2085802A1 (en) * 2008-01-31 2009-08-05 Sony Corporation Optical-electrical transmission connector, optical-electrical transmission device and electronic device
US20090196550A1 (en) * 2008-01-31 2009-08-06 Sony Corporation Optical-electrical transmission connector, optical-electrical transmission device and electronic device
US20100255730A1 (en) * 2009-04-07 2010-10-07 Fujitsu Component Limited Connector device
US8337237B2 (en) * 2009-04-07 2012-12-25 Fujitsu Component Limited Connector device adapted for easy replacement of a controller unit in a controller unit array
CN102081203A (en) * 2009-11-26 2011-06-01 富士康(昆山)电脑接插件有限公司 Cable assembly
US7997805B1 (en) * 2010-04-20 2011-08-16 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Optical fiber connector assembly
US20120177323A1 (en) * 2010-11-12 2012-07-12 Research In Motion Limited Electronic accessory with magnetically mating optical data connectors
US20120183259A1 (en) * 2010-11-12 2012-07-19 Research In Motion Limited Device with connector for electrical and optical data circuits
US20120177325A1 (en) * 2010-11-12 2012-07-12 Research In Motion Limited Device with magnetically coupled data connector for electrical and optical data circuits
US8540435B2 (en) 2011-07-22 2013-09-24 Corning Cable Systems Llc Ferrule retainers having access window(s) for accessing and/or referencing a fiber optic ferrule, and related fiber optic connector assemblies, connectors, and referencing methods
US9778427B2 (en) * 2011-11-09 2017-10-03 Corning Optical Communications LLC Cable assembly with cable attach structure having off-axis fiber routing
US20140241674A1 (en) * 2011-11-09 2014-08-28 Corning Optical Communications LLC Cable assembly with cable attach structure having off-axis fiber routing
US8967882B2 (en) * 2012-12-28 2015-03-03 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Optical fiber connector
US20140185994A1 (en) * 2012-12-28 2014-07-03 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Optical fiber connector
US20160006176A1 (en) * 2013-02-13 2016-01-07 Wago Verwaltungsgesellschaft Mbh Conductor terminal
US20170047680A1 (en) * 2013-02-13 2017-02-16 Wago Verwaltungsgesellschaft Mbh Conductor terminal
US9825402B2 (en) * 2013-02-13 2017-11-21 Wago Verwaltungsgesellschaft Mbh Conductor terminal
US9543700B2 (en) * 2013-02-13 2017-01-10 Wago Verwaltungsgesellschaft Mbh Conductor terminal
WO2015116122A1 (en) * 2014-01-31 2015-08-06 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Printed circuit board assembly

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US5876248A (en) Matable electrical connectors having signal and power terminals
US6543941B1 (en) Jack receptacle having optical and electrical ports
US6231355B1 (en) Matched impedance connector having retention device on a grounding plane
US5080603A (en) Mountable connector for cable assembly
US4725120A (en) Connector apparatus
US6638079B1 (en) Customizable electrical connector
US5842872A (en) Modular right angle board mountable coaxial connector
US6174194B1 (en) Add-on electrical assembly with light transmission means
US6350063B1 (en) Pluggable optical transceiver module having a high speed serial data connector (HSSDC)
US4902092A (en) Multi-piece connector and receptacle therefor
US6623310B1 (en) High density electrical connector assembly with reduced insertion force
US5967801A (en) Modular plug having compensating insert
US6854895B2 (en) Media wall converter and housing
US4439006A (en) Low cost electro-optical connector
US5879173A (en) Removable transceiver module and receptacle
US6357931B1 (en) Hybrid connector
US4451099A (en) Electrical connector having commoning member
US4448467A (en) Connector assembly having compact keying and latching system
US6588938B1 (en) Optical/electrical plug connector
US5876239A (en) Electrical connector having a light indicator
US6478625B2 (en) Electrical-optical hybrid connector
US5971812A (en) Modular plug having a circuit board
US4653825A (en) Shielded electrical connector assembly
US4904209A (en) Modular plug coupler
US5671311A (en) Sealed multiposition fiber optic connector

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
CC Certificate of correction
FPAY Fee payment

Year of fee payment: 4

REMI Maintenance fee reminder mailed
LAPS Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees
FP Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee

Effective date: 19950712